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Palmview awarded $300K grant for new nature park

The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department awarded a $300,000 grant to the city of Palmview to go toward the city’s proposed nature park.
The proposed Palmview Nature Park will be located near Abram Rd and Business 83 in the southwestern part of the city, according to a news release from the city.

Concept plan for Palmview Nature Park. Courtesy photo

The conceptual site plan for the park includes a 2-acre conservation area, picnic areas, exercise areas, play structures, and walking trails.

“We are thankful to the Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission for this funding which will allow us to develop the Palmview Nature Park,” Palmview Mayor Ricardo Villarreal said in a news release. “This grant will allow us to continue to expand greenspace in our city, while helping to enhance the quality of life for our residents. We are thrilled to continue to expand parks and recreational areas for the benefit of our Palmview families and community.”

Other proposed park amenities include a playground, trails and facilities, exercise equipment, dedicated open space, native landscaping, basketball court, picnic facilities, and shade structures.

According to the release, the grant was through the TPWD’s Outdoor Recreational Grant which is allocated to local government entities by the TPWD commission based on appropriated state and federal funding on a reimbursement match basis.

The commission, which administers the local park grants program for the state of Texas, awarded $15 million in competitive local park grants to help fund 30 projects throughout the state.

“Outdoor recreational spaces are a haven and we look forward to finishing this park in the near future so that our families can enjoy not only a beautiful nature trail, but many other new park amenities,” Mayor Pro-Tem Linda Sarabia said in the news release.

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